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Lead (Pb) Limits for Artificial Grass and Synthetic Turf Standard Just Published

ASGI UPDATE: July 28, 2009

ASTM Publishes New Standard for Lead (Pb) In Synthetic Turf Fibers and Finished Yarns

It’s official and you can purchase your own license of the newly published ASTM standard online at the ASTM website here: ($32 for individual license)

http://www.astm.org/Standards/F2765.htm

Summary:

ASTM F2765
1. Scope

1.1 This specification applies to the maximum content of lead in fibers used in synthetic turf.

1.1.1 This specification outlines a test method for sample preparation and a test method for analyzing the total lead content in synthetic turf fibers.

1.1.2 This specification outlines guidelines for reporting total lead content in synthetic turf fibers.

1.2 This specification applies only to synthetic turf fibers manufactured after Sept. 1, 2009.

Note 1—It is the goal of the industry to reduce lead content to 100 mg/kg (ppm) by Sept. 1, 2011.

1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard.

1.4 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

Index Terms

lead; synthetic turf; synthetic turf fibers

DOI: 10.1520/F2765-09

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